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Media Coverage of Mandela's Death, AIDS Work Continues

December 9, 2013

Media outlets continue to examine the HIV/AIDS work of Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 on Thursday. "As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, some observers are recalling the crucial role he played in advocating for science during the highly fraught AIDS crisis in South Africa," ScienceInsider reports. However, "[d]uring his own presidency, he gave relatively little attention to the rapidly growing epidemic and put Thabo Mbeki [who would succeed him in office and who 'rejected the scientific consensus and espoused the discredited view that HIV does not cause AIDS,'] in charge of dealing with it," the news service notes (Benderly, 12/8). Craig Timberg of the

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